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Gooseberry Chutney

- recipe by Raji Ramakrishnan submitted on 07-16-2012

(Nellikai Thuvayal, Amla Chutney, Nelikai Pachadi)

Gooseberry eaten in any form is good for health. I have used the gooseberries which are stored in salt water for this recipe. It remains good for a long time.  After 10-15 days, it becomes very soft. One gooseberry in the morning along with breakfast  is very good for health, specially for diabetic patients.

In South india, gooseberries are boiled in salt water with little turmeric powder and stored. Then whenever we want, the gooseberries can be used to make chutney.
Gooseberry - 3 nos 
Green chilli - 2 nos
Grated coconut - 3 tblsp (optional - Those who are having cholestrol cannot use coconut.)
Salt must be put in after checking since the gooseberry is stored in salt water, very little amount of salt is required in the chutney. 

1. Mix all the ingredients and grind to a smooth paste. 
2. This can be had with dal rice, chappatti, curd rice etc.
Tempering:  Mustard seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Asafoetida, Oil, Curry leaves and a piece of Red chilli.
Variation:  Add 3 tblsp of beaten curd to it to make it little watery. This gooseberry pachadi is yummy with white rice and papad.

Other Gooseberry Recipes 

Gooseberry Rice Gooseberry Pickle Gooseberry Sharbat Gooseberry Dal
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What about gooseberries stored as it is (not in salt water)? Of course we'll have to add extra salt, but does it have any other effect on the process/recipe? For e.g. Are the gooseberries too dry or hard, or can we follow the recipe as it is with additional salt?
Person   ()
Yes you can follow the same recipe. However, I would suggest you to boil the gooseberries in salted water for few minutes. This makes it a little softer for easy blending.

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